AndersonVision Best Films of 2017: #24 – MOTHER! (Paramount)


“Mother!” did the one thing that makes me respect a movie. Simply put, it pissed people off. What was it about this year in cinema getting people riled up? This film continues Aronofsky’s recent string of movies where he promoted Hollywood’s leading ladies into Arthouse Queens. The fact that half of them went on to date the director shouldn’t be lost on anyone. But, I don’t want to be petty. Let’s talk about symbolism!

Javier Bardem is amazing as the annoyed creator trying to create something more meaningful than playing HGTV with Jennifer Lawrence. If you can look past all of the Biblical parallels and the California cheeseburger, you’ll find out what keeps this movie going. It’s a man’s utter disdain for a woman that can’t keep herself occupied. This earthly lady hangs out and keeps wanting to make things better, but she never initiates. Surviving as a living sanctuary, she feels dismayed when people don’t share her some views.

Naturally, she eventually gets annoyed that she can’t hang with Him and she burns their house down. The kicker is that the lady can’t even do that right. I probably shouldn’t have seen Mother with a MRA guy, but you don’t always pick the people in the next seat. At times, while watching this pretty good 4K disc…I wonder if his running commentary spilled into my processing of the movie. Watching the film again on 4K, I was floored by how it’s not quite true 4K and yet it still impresses.

Mother! on 4K did the one thing that makes me respect a disc. Simply put, it didn’t piss me off.


  • Featurettes


  • 2.39:1 2160p transfer
  • Dolby Atmos

RELEASE DATE: 12/19/17

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    Timothy Carr

  2. Count me in as one of the people who liked this. One of the very few Aronofsky movies that doesn’t make me ill watching it.

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